Michel Billière is confirmed dead at the age of 76.
Michel was best known as a French rugby union player (Stade Toulousain).
Michel Billière
Date of birth16 July 1943
Place of birthSalles-sur-Garonne, France
Date of death31 January 2020(2020-01-31) (aged 76)
Rugby union career
Senior career
1955–1967Sporting Club Rieumois()
1967–1974Stade Toulousain136()
National team(s)
Teams coached
Sporting Club Rieumois1977–1986
Michel Billière (16 July 1943 – 31 January 2020) was a French rugby union player who played flanker.
Billière graduated from the École de Rugby du SCR in 1955, and subsequently joined Sporting Club Rieumois, where he played until 1967. In 1967, he joined Stade Toulousain and stayed until his retirement in 1974. At Toulouse, he sometimes substituted as goal scorer for Pierre Villepreux and Jean-Louis Bérot.
From 1977 to 1989, he was deputy mayor and a municipal councillor in Rieumes.
In 1991, Billière received a bronze medal from the French Rugby Federation. He received a silver medal from the Mérite sportif de la Jeunesse et des Sports in 2004. In October of that year, he became a member of the Académie toulousaine de Rugby.
In 2010, he became Vice-President of the Amis du Stade toulousain, part of the Stade Ernest-Wallon complex. On 27 June 2019, he became President, alongside Franck Belot.
Michel Billière died on 31 January 2020.
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